Faculty and Staff Postings

UBC’s Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute: Materials Science

UBC’s Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute (SBQMI) is a world leading institute pushing the boundaries of quantum materials research to inspire fundamentally new technologies and archetype devices. SBQMI recently received a major grant that has enabled it to accelerate the pace, efficiency, and impact of cross-disciplinary research in this domain.  We are actively expanding our team of scientific and technical staff to support our research activities and leverage the potential of our new facilities and improved infrastructure enabled by this grant.  Successful candidates will thrive in our collegial culture, where teams of experimentalists and theorists from physics, chemistry, and applied science focus in correlated electron materials, topological materials, supramolecular material, nanoscale structures and devices.

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Director of the Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS)

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver seeks outstanding internal UBC candidates for the position of Director of the Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS). ICICS is a world-class, multi-disciplinary research institute that is unique for its breadth of expertise and promotion of collaborative research in advanced technologies systems in Canada. It was established in 1986 as the Centre for Integrated Computer Systems Research (CICSR) from the three founding departments of Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. In 2000, CICSR’s scope broadened to include any UBC faculty member involved in advanced technologies research and its name was changed to ICICS. It currently has over 160 members from 18 different departments and 7 different faculties across UBC and approximately 1,000 affiliated graduate students. Review of applications will begin on September 7, 2016.

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Assistant Professor in Earth Systems Evolution

The Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of British Columbia invites outstanding applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Earth Systems Evolution at the level of Assistant Professor. Appointment at a higher rank will be considered for an applicant of exceptional qualifications. The ideal candidate will be a cross-disciplinary scientist who draws on modern, quantitative field, laboratory and/or modelling methods to illuminate the fundamental processes that have shaped the Earth through time. We encourage applications from diverse subdisciplines including sedimentary geology, geobiology, climate science, and Earth systems modelling. Priority will be given to originality of the candidate's work over any specific specialization. We are a very diverse department, and the ideal candidate will be able to interact with multiple existing research groups. Submit online at http://tinyurl.com/nvvoots by October 15, 2016; applications will be accepted until the position is filled or the search is closed.  The anticipated start date is July 1, 2017 or upon a date of mutual agreement. If you have questions, please contact the Search Committee Chair by email at the following address: James Scoates, Professor (email: jscoates@eos.ubc.ca)

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Two Faculty Positions in Ecology

The Departments of Botany and Zoology at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada, invite applications for two faculty positions in Ecology. We seek outstanding individuals with innovative research programs focused on ecology that would extend and complement existing faculty strengths. Both positions are tenure track and are expected to be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor, although a higher rank might be considered for an applicant of exceptional qualifications. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree and an exceptional research record, with demonstrated potential for establishing a successful research program and attaining excellence in teaching at graduate and undergraduate levels. We welcome candidates working in any area of ecology, and on any organisms or ecosystems, but we note the proximity of UBC to marine, freshwater, temperate rainforest, grassland, alpine and boreal habitats and the availability of on-campus facilities that include greenhouses, aquatic facilities and the UBC Botanical Garden. We particularly encourage candidates who will align with and broaden our teaching and research approaches. The appointment will begin no earlier than July 1, 2017.

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Assistant Professor in Comparative Animal Physiology

The Department of Zoology at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada, invites applications for a faculty position in Comparative Animal Physiology in its broadest sense. We seek an outstanding individual working with an innovative and integrative research program that would extend and complement existing faculty strengths in comparative animal physiology and biomechanics. The position is tenure track and is expected to be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor. However, we may consider applications at a higher rank from individuals with truly exceptional research programs, especially from individuals that broaden faculty diversity. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree and postdoctoral experience and an exceptional research record. The appointment will begin no earlier than July 1, 2017.

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Assistant Professor in Interdisciplinary Law, Policy and Sustainability

The Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES) at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) is an interdisciplinary graduate program and research centre that fosters sustainable futures through integrated research and learning in support of decision making from local to global scales. We are seeking outstanding candidates for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Interdisciplinary Law, Policy and Sustainability. Appointment level and salary will be determined depending on scholarly achievements and experience in the applicants’ field of research. Appointment at a higher rank will be considered for an applicant with exceptional qualifications. The position is subject to final budgetary approval with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2017.

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Director, Biodiversity Research Centre

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UBC Science is inviting expressions of interest and nominations from faculty members regarding the directorship of the university's Biodiversity Research Centre. The director provides the administrative, intellectual, social and academic leadership of the Centre, which seeks to understand and conserve the diversity of life on Earth through research, education and outreach. The director will serve a three- to five-year term. If you are interested in being considered for the directorship of the Centre, or would like to nominate a colleague, please send a current CV and a brief statement of interest to scidean@science.ubc.ca. Candidates will be asked to present their views in an open forum, and an advisory committee consisting of the heads of Botany and Zoology, and the Directors of the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries and the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, will solicit feedback from the full UBC biodiversity community.

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Senior Faculty Position in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver invites applications from outstanding candidates for a Senior Faculty position in the field of Experimental Condensed Matter Physics. The successful candidate will join UBC’s Quantum Matter Institute and create an independent research program, which complements the existing strengths of the department. The Quantum Matter Institute of UBC has strong experimental and theoretical groups working on diverse materials, details of which can be found on the Institute website.

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Staff Postings

UBC Science uses an online recruiting and application process for staff positions. Visit the UBC HR website to view the current list of postings. Internal applicants should apply through Self Service.

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